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Wilmington City Council member denied reimbursement for travel by audit committee

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video Wilmington City Council member Laura Padgett requested to be reimbursed about $700 for a trip she took to Washington D.C. in March, but the city’s audit committee denied her request. Now Padgett is saying she doesn't think the committee handled it properly. Full story...
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Southeastern NC's representatives in Washington talk about debt ceiling deal

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Months of tension, wrangling and political posturing may end Tuesday if Congress gives final approval to a compromise on the federal debt ceiling. The US House approved the bill Monday night. The Senate is expected to vote Tuesday. Meanwhile southeastern North Carolina's representatives in Congress are sounding off. Full story...
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House passes debt ceiling bill

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The House has passed legislation designed to keep the government from defaulting on its debts. The measure also sets a course for reducing the federal deficit in the future. Full story...
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Catlin makes NC House run official

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New Hanover County Commissioner Rick Catlin officially announced today he will run for the NC House of Representatives next year. WWAY reported last month Catlin plans to run for the newly-formed District 20 seat. Full story...
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Panel recommends money for sterilization victims

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A task force investigating the forced sterilization of about 7,600 people in North Carolina says in a draft report that survivors should get some compensation but is not yet sure how much. Full story...
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Votes could come this evening in House and Senate

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Leaders of the House and Senate say votes could come as early as this evening on the deficit-cutting plan that's expected to avert a government default on its debts. Full story...
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No NC schools adding classroom days

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All North Carolina public schools will be allowed to avoid adding five classroom days to the coming academic year and instead add time to improve teacher training. Full story...
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Civil trial over reputed Edwards sex tape delayed

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A judge has delayed the civil trial involving a purported sex tape featuring former presidential candidate John Edwards until 2012. Full story...
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Abortion restrictions become NC law after veto override

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Women seeking abortions in North Carolina will be required to wait 24 hours and receive state-mandated counseling and an ultrasound before a procedure. Full story...
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Bill affecting public school teachers still being debated in House

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House Democrats trying to preserve Gov. Beverly Perdue's veto of a bill that affects a North Carolina teachers' group say Republicans are unfairly targeting public school teachers who have challenged the GOP on legislation. Full story...
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NC Legislature completes Senate redistricting maps

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The North Carolina Legislature has finalized new maps for the state Senate for the next decade, while the House maps are just one vote away from final passage. Full story...
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Perdue leads McCrory in fundraising

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Perdue's campaign on Wednesday released a fundraising summary through June 30 showing she raised about $320,000 more than Republican Pat McCrory did during the same period. The former Charlotte mayor is very interested in a rematch with Perdue, who beat him in a close general election race in 200 Full story...
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Lawmakers could vote on proposed changes to NC constitution

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The General Assembly could take up proposed changes to the North Carolina constitution before they leave town this week. Full story...
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NC House beats abortion rules veto, Senate next

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The North Carolina House is pushing ahead with legislation that would place additional restrictions on abortions. Full story...
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Proposed distric maps near completion

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The North Carolina General Assembly has completed most of its work on proposed district maps for its own seats and for the state's congressional delegation. Full story...
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